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Biothane Awarded Wastewater Treatment Plant Contract in Indonesia

Biothane (Netherlands), specialists in anaerobic technologies and a part of Veolia, have announced they have been awarded a contract in Indonesia to provide a food & beverage (F&B) manufacturer with a wastewater treatment plant. The solution offered is the Biothane UASB (Upflow Anaerobic Sludge Blanket).

The Biothane UASB is a solution aimed at treating highly concentrated effluents, which can be a common problem in the F&B industry. Biothane’s solutions will aim to process 1,032 m3/d of wastewater with a daily load of 7,000 kg COD (chemical oxygen demand). The upgrade will also offer significant cost savings by consuming less energy. Biothane’s small-footprint solution also gives the client room for the next expansion phase of its production facility.

This agreement means Biothane will offer a complete wastewater treatment solution, including a pre-treatment process. During pre-treatment, suspended solids, together with fats, oils and greases (FOG) will be efficiently removed from the wastewater through screening and purification. Next the wastewater is biologically treated in the Biothane UASB reactor.

In this project, activated sludge aerobic treatment is used after the Biothane UASB technology, to obtain an effluent that meets regulatory standards for discharge. The removed and produced surplus sludge is dewatered in a centrifuge.

William Solary, General Manager, Biothane Asia Pacific, said: “This partnership is our 11th Biothane project with this particular international F&B brand worldwide. The widespread endorsement of Veolia’s innovations by a single company is a boost to our reputation. We hope to showcase our capabilities for the F&B industry to even more Asian businesses over the next few years.”

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